Bulletin – The Third Sunday of Easter, May 5, 2019

PARISH CALENDAR FOR MAY 6 – 11

To Serve Christ and His People This Week

Tuesday:                7:00 p.m.      Elders

Wednesday:           8:30 a.m.      Chapel Service (at FLCA)

Thursday:               7:00 p.m.      English Choir

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.     “Blessing of the Bikes” at Peace Lutheran Church

Next Sunday:                             Mother’s Day

8:45 a.m.      German Worship/Holy Communion

9:45 a.m.      Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

11:00 a.m.      English Worship

CHRIST IS RISEN … HE IS RISEN INDEED!  We keep saying it and rejoicing in it throughout these 40 days of Easter.  Visitor and friend, we’re glad you’re here today!  Speak with one of our ushers if you need anything during your time with us.  If you have no church home in our area, come again soon!

ATTENDANCE: 

Sunday, April 28, 2019:  German Service, 33; English Service, 79; TOTAL, 112.  Adult Bible Class, 24

SERVING THIS COMING WEEK:

(Acolytes Today) – Beau Maggio, Kelly Owenya

(Acolytes for next Sunday) – Abigail McLeod, Mirek Mulukajo

COPIES OF THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN (our Lutheran Church-Canada’s national magazine) are still available at the back of the church!  Please help yourself.

BACK ISSUES OF BIBLE CLASS NOTES are available on a table in the Lounge.  We recently concluded our months-long study of the Ten Commandments from Luther’s Small Catechism and have extra copies of any pages you may have missed along the way.  They are all 3-hole punched, encouraging you to keep a Bible Class notebook at home for future reference.

PEACE LUTHERAN “BLESSING OF THE BIKES” is set for this Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their church, Rossini Boulevard at Tecumseh.  Free helmets and information on bike safety will be available for families as the bike-riding season gets geared up.  Families from our church are invited and welcome to attend.  There’s a flyer on the bulletin board outside our church offices.

OUR ACADEMY’S ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT is set for Thursday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium at 3850 Locke Street (near Cabana and Holburn).  It’s a real encouragement to our students and their musical leaders when members of our church family come to hear them.  Mark the date down and join us if you’re able!

SIGN UP FOR PICTURES!  If you want to claim a good date and time to have your family’s pictures taken for our upcoming 100th Anniversary Pictorial Directory, there are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board outside Pastor Bugbee’s office.  These initial appointments are coming August 19-22.

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE IS UP at our church for the first 4 months of 2019, as reported last week to the Church Council.  Our overall Sunday morning average now stands at 121, compared to 111 for the same period in 2018.  We’re grateful for this blessing, and hope you will commit yourself ever more firmly to be faithful to Christ, Who week-by-week is always so faithful to you!

TANZANIA MEDICAL MISSION SHIPMENT:  With the help of our members, Cuthbert and Sophia Owenya, we’re appealing to anyone in our church family open to contribute to a transport need.  A used ambulance and vital medical equipment are being stored in Detroit and is prepared for shipment.  However, the shipping bill requires about $2000 (Canadian) beyond what has been collected by the LWML and elsewhere.  Can you help with this need for Lutherans in Tanzania?  There are special envelopes in today’s bulletin.  Cash gifts may be inserted; if you prefer to use cheques, make them out to “Cuthbert Owenya.”  Because of the nature of this project, these gifts cannot be tax-receipted.  But we hope people may help the Owenyas support believers in their homeland, as many members have done in the past.  This is time-sensitive, so if the Lord moves you to respond, do so by Sunday, May 19.

WE’VE LOST TRACK OF CERTAIN MEMBERS of our church family who have moved or left the area over the years without notifying us of address changes, updated contact information, and the like.  Names of those with “whereabouts unknown” are posted on the bulletin board near the church office.  If you have information on any of them, please call our church office (519-256-2667).  We’re trying hard to have a fully up-to-date roster as we get close to publishing our 100th Anniversary church directory in early 2020.

HAVE FRIENDS WITH SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN?  Ask them to consider enrolling at our First Lutheran Christian Academy this September.  We’re grateful for the inquiries already received, and are eager to add to the “school family”!  Full information is available on our Academy’s website (www.flca.ca) or by calling the school office (519-250-7888).